This small breed was developed in Australia to hunt and kill both vermin and snakes in their dens. For all their tiny size, they are incredibly brave and daring. But they also make excellent companions and family dogs. Friendly, spunky, and smart, the terrier looks on its family as both pack and responsibility—as if there was any question of Alpha status. With a coat and coloring similar to Yorkshire terriers, the Aussie has a slightly more wiry build, a mark of the tough terrain and demanding environment in which it was bred.
1. Australian Terriers 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Australian Terrier Temperament and Training
3. Australian Terrier Diet and Feeding
Australian Terrier Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Australian Terrier Weight
Australian Terriers generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Australian Terriers. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Australian Terrier with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.